Nomads make a fast start to earn home success

Jessica Davies. Picture: Paul Jacobs (150446-7)
Jessica Davies. Picture: Paul Jacobs (150446-7)
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A rapid start from Fareham Nomads saw them enjoy home success in the opening gala of the Hampshire Minor League.

The host club had A and B teams in action.

They welcomed Hamble and Farnham to Fareham Leisure Centre for the match.

Nomads A led from the start and never really looked troubled.

They won 25 of the 53 events and picked up 14 second places.

Nomads picked up 161 points to record a dominant success.

Hamble finished second on 151 and Farnham were third on 118, with Nomads B picking up 89 points in fourth.

Head coach Stewart Crowe was pleased to see the club get off to a very strong start.

He said: ‘Although the club will face sterner opposition in the months to come, particularly during the autumn when they will compete in the Arena League, it was a very pleasing result.’

Individual double winners for the A team were Chris Finch, Jess Davies, Joe Davies, Oliver Burton and Ellen Jewell.

Single victories went to Olivia Busher, Ryan Ireland, Alex Finch, Hannah Cooper, Dan Alberts, Daisy Ireland, Francis Moore and John Molyneaux.

For the B team, Anna Ross and Laura Molyneaux gained maximum points.

Crowe was pleased with the attitude of his swimmers.

He added: ‘The continued improvement of the swimmers is down to them being more self-disciplined and motivated to achieve – the majority of swimmers now being easier to coach.’

The two teams accumulated a total of 56 personal best times.